Diehard fans will claim he never went away, but to those of us who didn’t weep or throw flowers when we saw him live, it seems like Mr. Morrissey is in the midst of a renaissance. “Shame Is The Name” is the B-side for “I’m Throwing My Arms Around Paris,” the more than respectable Years Of Refusal’s first single and one of its best songs. Another seemingly ageless icon Chrissie Hynde (of the Pretenders, kids), joins Moz to let us know “shame makes the world go ’round.” Of course, Morrissey has no shame, which is why he’s cool with stripping down and putting a 7″ on his something inch for the inner sleeve of this very single, but still.
If you want more Moz, take a listen to his BBC2 session.
Years Of Refusal is out 2/17 on Attack/Lost Highway.